HyperLink   A Programming System for Future Proofing Performance Critical Libraries
   
Publication Year:
  2016
Authors
  Li-Wen Chang, Izzat El Hajj, Hee-Seok Kim, Juan G√≥mez-Luna, Abdul Dakkak, Wen-mei Hwu
   
Published:
  Proceedings of the 21th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016) [poster]
   
Abstract:

We present Tangram, a programming system for writing performanceportable programs. The language enables programmers to write computation and composition codelets, supported by tuning knobs and primitives for expressing data parallelism and work decomposition. The compiler and runtime use a set of techniques such as hierarchical composition, coarsening, data placement, tuning, and runtime selection based on input characteristics and microprofiling. The resulting performance is competitive with optimized vendor libraries.